Dr. Nimo Bokore is an Assistant Professor cross-appointed with the Journalism program. Her home academic unit is Carleton’s School of Social Work.
Before going into social work, Dr. Bokore was a journalist in Ethiopia. After covering the Ethiopian-Somali war she fled the country on the heels of government persecution. She and her family relocated first to Somalia and then Italy before arriving in Canada.
Dr. Bokore’s lived experience shaped her post-secondary studies (BSW, Ryerson University; MSW, University of Toronto; Neuroscience Graduate Diploma, York University; PhD, York University) as well as her interest in topics related to the following: mental health and health, resettlement/integration barriers and finding new ways for individuals, family or community healing.
She has an education, research and practice background in: neuroscience and social work; migration and resettlement; forced migration, refugees, trauma and transference; equity and higher education; poverty and social policy.
She received the 2014 Hilary M. Weston Scholarship for outstanding efforts and commitment to the study of mental health.